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Odfjell Signs Site Reservation in France

Odfjell Terminals Europe and Grand Port Maritime du Havre (GPMH) have today signed a Site Reservation Protocol for a plot of land in the Port of Le Havre to develop a bulk liquid terminal. The planned terminal will be located inside the Port of Le Havre along the Grand Canal Maritime and the plot is approximately 31.5 hectares. Hervé Martel, Chairman of GPMH Management Board, said, “Signing today the Site Reservation Protocol with Odfjell Terminals Europe is a significant stage for the GPMH, not only because it closes the phase of call for projects launched in 2011 in order to boost bulk liquid storage activity in its port and industrial zone, but also because the interest of this major player in bulk liquid transport and storage meets that of the GPMH, of the industries of the river Seine artery and beyond ; it will thus contribute to strengthen their attractiveness and competitiveness.” The first phase will consist of at least 150,000 cbm for storage of petrochemical and petroleum-related products. Construction is currently expected to start in 2015 and the terminal is foreseen to open in 2nd half 2017. The total investment for the first phase is estimated to be about €150-200 million. HAROPA – Port of Le Havre is one of Europe’s largest ports, strategically located by the entrance to River Seine. The port is a deepwater port able to accommodate all types of sea-going vessels

AEP Barges into the Liquid Transport Markets

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Answering the needs of longstanding clients, bulk transport giant AEP dips its toes into the liquid transport arena.       AEP River Operations needs no introduction for most MarineNews readers. One of the true river giants operating on America’s domestic inland waters today, AEP is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, and is primarily known as a barge company that provides transportation of dry bulk commodities throughout the inland river system

ACL to Begin Transporting Canadian Crude Oil

American Commercial Lines (ACL) is pleased to announce that it will begin transporting crude oil by barge on the U.S. inland waterways for MEG Energy (U.S.) Inc. (MEG Energy), a subsidiary of the Canadian oil company MEG Energy Corp.   Crude oil will arrive primarily via pipeline and will be transferred to barges at storage terminals located on the inland waterways for transport by ACL to the Gulf Coast. ACL is dedicating new tank barges built by its manufacturing division Jeffboat

ISS Tositti Expands in Sicily

Angelo Marcantonio, Operations Manager, ISS Tositti (Palermo office)

ISS Tositti, part of Inchcape Shipping Services, has opened two additional offices in Sicily. With one office in Augusta, Sicily, these new offices in Gela and Palermo will provide a service base for the growing liquid and bulk market on the island. ISS Tositti specializes in providing services to some of the world’s leading shipowners and operators and is based in Venice, Italy. The port of Gela currently transports over six million tons of liquid in imports and exports per annum

MN 100: Kirby Inland Marine


55 Waugh Dr, #1000 Houston, TX 77007 Tel: (713) 435-1000   Email: Website: President: William G. Ivey The Company: Kirby Corporation is a premier tank barge operator in the United States, transporting bulk liquid products throughout the Mississippi River System, on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, along all three U.S. Coasts, and in Alaska and Hawaii

Wärtsilä 50DF Engine Operates on Ethane

Wartsila 50DF engine can run on either natural gas, LFO, HFO or also Ethane and can smoothly switch between fuels whilst operating

The Wärtsilä 50DF marine engine has been tested and certified to run on ethane (LEG) fuel. The testing program was carried out by Wärtsilä in close collaboration with Evergas, an owner and operator of seaborne petrochemical and liquid gas transport vessels.   "We are very pleased that the Wärtsilä engines will be capable of utilizing ethane boil-off gas as fuel. It increases our operational efficiency and improves flexibility in the bunkering of fuels

ACL Appoints General Manager for Liquid Transportation Division

American Commercial Lines Inc. (ACL) announced that Dan D. Jaworski has been promoted to Vice President and General Manager of the Company’s newly announced Liquid Transportation Division, with headquarters in Houston, Texas. The Liquid Transportation Division is a new commercial and operations unit for ACL with 2006 revenues of approximately $190 million. Jaworski joined ACL in 1981 and has most recently been serving as Vice President, Liquid Sales at the Company’s Jeffersonville

ACL Increasing Tank Barge Demurrage Charges

American Commercial Lines Inc. (ACL) has announced new demurrage terms for liquid shipments. ACL will increase per day demurrage charges by 15 percent. Commenting on the new terms, Mike Ryan, Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing, stated, "We are adjusting our demurrage charges for our tank barge fleet in response to the continued strong demand for liquid barging capacity. The value of these liquid units in the marketplace continues to increase and we need to keep pace with that value

M/V Island Dawn Delivered to Island Offshore

Photo: Island Offshore

Island Offshore has taken delivery of M/V Island Dawn from the Vard Brevik shipyard in Norway. This is the third platform supply vessel in a series of four Rolls-Royce UT 717 CD designs, delivered from Vard Brevik. Managing Director of Island Offshore, Håvard Ulstein said, “It is always a pleasure to welcome another vessel to our fleet, and with this being the third in a row we know that we receive quality

BSEE's Salerno Visits Arctic Challenger, USCG, ABS Leaders

File Photo: ADM Brian Salerno (ret.), Now BSEE Director

On February 20 and 21, 2014 Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Director Brian Salerno and BSEE Alaska Region Director Mark Fesmire traveled to Bellingham, Wash. to meet with senior leaders from the U.S. Coast Guard and the American Bureau of Shipping and see first-hand Shell's containment system aboard the Arctic Challenger.   Director Salerno and Alaska Region Director Fesmire also visited with Coast Guard representatives at the Coast Guard's District headquarters in

New Risks Moving Crude Oil by Rail

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The rapidly changing landscape of crude oil exploration and drilling in the US and Canada, together with economic considerations, logistical issues related to pipeline transport, and the availability of new types of crude oils, including Bakken crude and various forms of bitumen

Smart Box Ship Features Built-in Container Tracking

CMA CGM Bougainville (Photo: CMA CGM)

CMA CGM Bougainville is billed as the first containership in the world to be equipped with TRAXENS technology, which transforms containers into smart, connected objects.   Newly built CMA CGM Bougainville, the 18,000 teu flagship of French container shipping company the CMA CGM Group

Baltic Index Slips as Demand Falls

The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, which tracks rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, fell on Monday as demand dropped across all vessel categories. The overall index, which factors in average daily earnings of capesize, panamax

GTT Inks Framework Partnership Deal with CERN

GTT, a designer of membrane containment systems for the maritime transportation and storage of liquefied natural gas (LNG), has signed a Framework Partnership Agreement with CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) for the engineering and the construction of several tanks (cryostats)

Safeguarding Against Safety Concern on FLNG Installations

Press release - Accidental release of cryogenic liquids such as liquefied natural gas (LNG) poses a significant risk to personnel and assets on oil and gas installations. In addressing these risks, Lloyd’s Register Energy has developed a guidance note that provides a consistent methodology

Asia-Europe Box Rates Plunge 23 pct

Shipping freight rates for transporting containers from Asia to Northern Europe fell 23 percent to $588 per 20-foot container (TEU) in the week ended Friday, a source with access to data from the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index told Reuters.

Massive FPSO Modules Installed at Brasa Shipyard

Mammoet worked closely with SBM Offshore to optimize the lifting schedule (Photo: Mammoet)

Mammoet and SBM Offshore complete FPSO module installation at the Brasa Shipyard in Brazil; module integration process optimized on small quayside for the FPSO Cidade de Maricá   Mammoet, a service provider specializing in engineered heavy lifting and transport

Partnership Eyes Reduced CO2 Emissions

Photo: CMA CGM

Greecarrier Freight Services and CMA-CGM Scandinavia target 30 percent joint CO2 emissions reductions by 2020   Logistics company Greencarrier Freight Service and shipping company CMA-CGM Scandinavia have initiated a long-term collaboration project to cut joint CO2 emissions by 30 percent

Asia-Europe Box Rates Drop 22.4 pct

A Maersk Containership underway (file image, credit: Maersk)

Shipping freight rates for transporting containers on the world's busiest route have dropped by more than 20 percent for the second consecutive week and are now at their lowest level since July 24. Spot rates fell 22.4 percent to $456 from ports in Asia to Northern Europe after a fall of 22

Struggle Continues at Vietnam Port

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 The deep-river port complex in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau is still struggling to reach its designed capacity, says local media reports.   The seven deep-water seaports have been built by the Cai Mep – Thi Vai Port Group in the southern province of Ba Ria –

Cheniere to Ship LNG Cargoes to France

Sabine Pass LNG Terminal. Pic: Cheniere Energy

 Cheniere Energy agrees to send 24 cargoes of liquefied natural gas (LNG), or 89T BTUs, from its Sabine Pass Terminal in Louisiana in 2017 and 2018 to French state-controlled power utility  Electricite de France (EDF), its second deal in two months to ship the fuel to France after EDF

Heavy-lift Ship Transporting 22 Vessels from Asia to Rotterdam

Photo: Damen Shipyards Group

Press release - The Damen Shipyards Group is shipping a total of 22 vessels from several Damen shipyards aboard the heavy-lift vessel Happy Star. This is Damen’s largest transportation of stock vessels to date. Upon arrival in Europe later this month

Baltic Sea Freight Index Remains Flat

The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, which tracks rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, remained unchanged on Monday.   The overall index, which factors in average daily earnings of capesize, panamax, supramax and handysize dry bulk transport vessels

River Information System Updated in Bulgaria

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov at the inauguration ceremony (Photo: Transas)

The Consortium BulRIS II led by Transas has completed the second phase of the BULRIS project, funded by the Operational Program "Transport" 2007 – 2013. The system was delivered to the Bulgarian Ports Infrastructure Company (BPI Co

Weaker Capesize Demand Pulls Down Baltic Index

Photo: Alex Sergienko

The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, which tracks rates for ships carrying dry-bulk commodities, fell on Wednesday, primarily due to lower demand for capesize vessels.   The overall index, which factors in average daily earnings of capesize, panamax

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